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Sometimes the best way to reach out to teens is through their peers.
Pop band New Hollow performed at Zanesville High School as a preview to its show at Secrest Auditorium Saturday night. Before the boys rocked out on stage, they spoke out to students about the dangers of bullying.
"We're a little older, but we're still in high school, so we're around the same age, and it's a bit easier," said Mick Clouse. "With adults talking to kids, sometimes they'll hear it, but they won't really get the message as well."
The band took questions from kids in the audience and emphasized the importance of asking adults to intervene. Although the teens have three singles on Billboard's 2011 Hot 100 Singles Chart, they're no strangers to bullying.
"I wore weird shoes, and people made fun of me because I liked playing music, and I didn't listen to a lot of rap," said Evan West.
New Hollow will take over Secrest Auditorium on Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are still available at www.ticketcrushconcerts.com.